Norman R. Augustine, the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., has agreed to chair the search committee for the new director of Fermilab. Current director Pier Oddone announced in August that he would retire on July 1, 2013, prompting Fermi Research Alliance LLC Board Chairman and University of Chicago President Bob Zimmer to begin the process of appointing a committee to conduct an international search for Oddone’s successor.
Augustine is a member of the Universities Research Association Board of Trustees. FRA will now work with Augustine to assemble a committee to conduct the search. The process will include input from the particle physics community as well as Fermilab employees.